Progress definition

prŏgrĕs, -rəs, prōgrĕs
A moving forward or onward.
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To move forward or onward.
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To move forward toward completion, a goal, etc.
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To advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improve.
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Forward course; development.
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Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement.
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To develop, advance, or improve.

Research progressed on the new vaccine.

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Progress is moving forwards towards an end goal, or is making things better or more advanced.

An example of progress is getting closer to your destination.

An example of progress is the change from land line phones to cell phones.

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A ceremonial journey made by a sovereign through his or her realm.
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To move forward; advance.
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Movement or advancement through a series of events, or points in time; development through time. [from 15th c.]

Testing for the new antidote is currently in progress.

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An official journey made by a monarch or other high personage; a state journey, a circuit. [from 15th c.]
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(now rare) A journey forward; travel. [from 15th c.]
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Development, advancement, or improvement, as toward a goal.

The math students have shown great progress.

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Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination.

We made little progress on our way home because of the traffic.

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To increase in scope or severity, as a disease taking an unfavorable course.
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To move forward or onward.

The ship progressed toward the equator.

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To increase in scope or severity, as of a disease taking an unfavorable course.
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To progress is to move forward or advance towards completion.

An example of progress is when you continue walking down a path, getting closer to your destination.

An example of progress is when you are continuing to build a home.

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Movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific objective or direction; advance. [from 16th c.]

The thick branches overhanging the path made progress difficult.

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(intransitive) To move, go, or proceed forward; to advance.

They progress through the museum.

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(intransitive) To improve; to become better or more complete.

Societies progress unevenly.

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To move (something) forward; to advance, to expedite.
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Specifically, advancement to a higher or more developed state; development, growth. [from 15th c.]

Science has made extraordinary progress in the last fifty years.

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(now rare) An official journey, as of a sovereign.
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in progress
  • Going on; under way:
    A work in progress.
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in progress
  • going on; taking place; happening
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of progress

  • Middle English progresse from Latin prōgressus from past participle of prōgredī to advance prō- forward pro–1 gradī to go, walk ghredh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French progres (“a going forward"), from Latin prōgressus (“an advance"), from the participle stem of prōgredÄ« (“to go forward, advance, develop"), from pro- (“forth, before") + gradi (“to walk, go").

    From Wiktionary

  • From the noun. Lapsed into disuse in the 17th century, except in the US. Considered an Americanism on reintroduction to use in the UK.

    From Wiktionary